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For other uses, see Venom.
CNCRiv Venom.png
CNCRiv aircraft.png Venom

CNCRiv Venom stand.png

CNCRiv Venom engage.png


CNCR Nod logo.png Nod


Anti-infantry VTOL


Machine gun



Tech level

11 Common

Hit points



CNCRiv Tiberium.png 30

Produced by

Air tower

Ground attack

60 (150 DPS) vs infantry
28 (70 DPS) vs vehicles
28 (70 DPS) vs harvesters
28 (70 DPS) vs structures


0.4 seconds

Air speed

Faster (~0.58 TPS)

Attack range


Sight range


Venom kills
- Venom when attacking

The Venom is a common Nod aircraft in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Venom Patrol Craft is Nod's primary aerial scout vehicle. Armed with heavy ball-mounted machine gun, it's ideal for hunting down enemy infantry squads. The Venom design is widely believed to have been developed using stolen Orca prototypes.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Fast and cheap, the Venom is designed for hunting down enemy infantry.[2] It's a more effective anti-infantry aircraft than Talon, but lacks anti-aircraft capabilities.

Works effectively combined with a Banshee, both covering all main unit types. The chip damage of Venom can help the duo to deal with Attack bikes twice as fast. Venoms are instrumental in supporting Laser drone harvester rush — drones deal with any vehicles and Venoms distract the defending Missile squads.

The flying ability ensures that infantry units can't easily run and hide. This is especially effective against Sniper team.

If a more universal anti-infantry unit is required, the Buggy provides anti-aircraft capability and slightly stronger anti-vehicle firepower for the same cost. The Venom has a stronger anti-infantry fire than the Buggy.

The Venom is vulnerable to all anti-air vehicles. In the early game the Pitbulls and Attack bikes are the main threats. In the middle game the Talon and the Banshee can servery limit the Venom's utility. Slingshot denies the airspace completely.

Venom is only rivaled in strength by Razorback.

Decks[edit | edit source]

Seth 2-2-2
Militant Laser Squad Attack Bikes Scorpion Tank Venom Banshee
Militant Laser Squad Attack Bikes Stealth Tank Venom Shade
Oxanna Kristos Avatar
Militant Laser Squad Laser Drone Venom Phantom Avatar
Oxanna Kristos Arty party
Militant Scavenger Attack Bikes Venom Phantom Artillery

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • 2018-06-20:
    • Turn rate increased to 500 (was 150)
    • Acceleration distance decreased to 2 (was 4)
    • Deceleration distance decreased to 1 (was 4)
  • 2018-07-19: Damage vs Infantry increased to 60 (was 50)
  • 2019-04-23: Health increased to 1210 (was 1200)
  • 2019-06-05: Attack speed increased to 0.4 (was 0.5)
  • 2019-09-12: Speed decreased to 8 (was 9.236)

Quotes[edit | edit source]

When created[edit | edit source]

  • Venom airborne
  • Venom, armed and ready

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Honor to the brotherhood!
  • Your command?
  • Ready to serve!

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • Coordinates set
  • Taking position
  • Venom flying out

When moving to attack favorably[edit | edit source]

  • Venom will strike
  • I'll rip them apart!

When moving to attack neutral[edit | edit source]

  • I'll gun them down
  • Tracking targets
  • Closing in

When moving to attack unfavorably[edit | edit source]

  • Need a bigger gun!
  • Venom outgunned

When unable to attack target[edit | edit source]

  • Venom has no effect
  • Can't strike it

When attacking[edit | edit source]

  • Venom kills
  • Tearing them to shreds

When under attack[edit | edit source]

  • Venom hit!
  • We're in trouble!

When crashing[edit | edit source]

  • Losing pressure!
  • Going down!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It's role as a scout unit was replaced by Laser drone.
  • Modeled after Venom in Tiberium Wars, but it lacks ability to detect stealth or attack aircraft.
  • Voiced by female actor.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Venom - Intel Report C&C Rivals

References[edit | edit source]

CNCR Nod logo.png Brotherhood of Nod Rivals Arsenal CNCR Nod logo.png